Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Present for the German Shredder

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season.

If you recall, a few weeks ago, our hundred pound German Shepherd, Schultz, found a box and had a great time playing with it. Many of you commented that we should give Schultz a box for Christmas. Well, we took your advice and did just that.

We gave him a box that was almost as big as he is, and then took him outside and let him do whatever he wanted. Let me tell you, the dog had a blast!   He began by ripping down the sides. He clamped on to the box with his big mouth and shook his head ferociously. He threw it into the air. My husband caught it and held it high above the dog. Schultz jumped up and grabbed it. He tore it some more and pranced around the yard with a piece in his mouth.

This little charade went on for about twenty minutes. By the time Schultz was done, the box was completely ripped apart in very small pieces.

My husband picked up the pieces and dumped them into our recycle bin. "Thanks, Schultz!" he said. "Now I don't have to cut up the box."

It's good to have a German Shredder!

38 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    I love your play on words. Just think. You are the proud owner of a German Shredder, a rare and wonderful breed of working dog. Maybe you can train Schultz to mow the lawn with his mouth and chop logs for the fireplace. :) I can picture Schultz's antics in my mind because my dog Toto loved to rip into packaging the same way. It's good exercise for them and loads of entertainment for the people watching.

    Happy new year to you and your family, dear Sherry. I look forward to building an even greater friendship with you in 2017. Take care and I'll see you soon!

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    1. Wishing you all the best in 2017 as well!

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  2. Well, I guess that was a case (a box?) of sound advice, all right ! :)

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  3. Great story! Dogs can be fun to watch when they're playful. Have a wonderful New Year!

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    1. Schultz was quite entertaining! Have a great New Year as well!

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  4. Best wishes to you also Sherry. At least the dog had a good Christmas.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Haha! What a thorough German Shredder! I bet it was entertaining watching him play with his present. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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  6. Meanwhile, Bootsie is thinking Oh, thank Lawd that box isn't me

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    1. Bootsy slept through the whole charade. I don't think he was impressed.

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  7. He'll never be boxed in. Who needs elaborate gifts, kids, dogs and cats all enjoy boxes haha

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  8. Schultz likes to find ways to be the center of attention and now he gets a new title besides! It's a win, win for him. I'll bet he was very relaxed after the box escapade.

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  9. Can just picture this! Shultz has a new job. :)

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    1. You have to put a working dog to work!

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  10. Oh, how fun. Now you know what to do when you have other boxes you need to dispose of.

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    1. Yes. Schultz will take care of all of them.

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  11. Haha... that was a cute story, I need a Schultz to break up my boxes... xox

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  12. Aw, how precious. Glad Schultz had so much fun with his box!

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  13. Our dogs enjoy doing origami, too. I bet Schultz slept well after all that effort.

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    1. It didn't tire him out at all. He went looking for another.

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  14. Dogs are the best...try doing that with a cat (it won't work). ;)

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    1. I know. My cat doesn't care at all about things like that.

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  15. Oh, I'd love to have seen a video of this.

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    1. I was thinking about getting a video recording of it, but I didn't want to tear my self away and miss any of the fun.

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  16. Hehe...I can imagine him shredding it! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  17. Awww...isn't that the best when you find the perfect present for someone?

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  18. What a great idea! Shultz the Shredder. Have a great 2017.

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  19. Sounds like it was very entertaining to watch Schultz tear up the box. : )

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